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Germany: Climate Protection Act launched

The Federal Government of Germany is will replace its Climate Change Act with the Climate Protection Act in the years to come, adopting the Legislation's vision of attaining greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045. It intends to reduce emissions by 65% of 1990 levels by 2030.

About Germany’s Climate Protection Act

The German Parliament will vote on Germany's proposed reformation of the existing Climate Protection Act on June 24, 2021.

The new draft of the Republic of Germany's existing Climate Protection Act was presented on March 25 by the Federal Constitutional Court to be partially unconstitutional.

The court's decision regarding the stricter insulation standards after 2030 and the amended grace period of the Climate Protection Act should be reached by the end of 2022.

The German Parliament sets the laws, but the Council can petition a mediation committee. It is not yet known when the Council's action will be on the agenda. There will still be discussion of the German Parliament's decision.


The interim target for 2030 is set out as 65%. Before, it was 55% for 2030.
Greenhouse gas Reduction target for 2040 is set out as 88%.
Greenhouse gas Reduction target for 2045 is updated as 100%, which corresponds to carbon zero.
2050 target is negative greenhouse gas emissions
Targets for 2045 will be updated in 2032, by Federal Government via a legislative proposal.
Energy industry emissions are to decrease to 108 million tons carbon dioxide in 2030, from 281 mt.


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